Welcome to the home page of TAMOC (the Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Community).
TAMOC is a forum for communication among AMO theorists and with the AMO community at large within and beyond the American Physical Society’s Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP).
Current officers are co-Chairs, Christian Buth 2012-2014 (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany) and Svetlana Malinovskaya 2012-2014 (Stevens Institute of Technology). Terms begin at the close of the meeting when elected (first consecutive meeting) and end at the close of the third consecutive meeting (adopted at TAMOC 2010, Houston).
February 28, 2014: Two openings for a Ph.D position in the Coherence and Quantum Technology group at Eindhoven University of Technology. The openings concern both a theoretical and an experimental position on ultracold Rydberg atoms in lattices.
For further information about the positions please contact Servaas Kokkelmans (email@example.com) or Edgar Vredenbregt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
November 4, 2013: NIST, JILA and the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder invite applications for Postdoctoral Research Associates with expertise in the fields of theoretical atomic, molecular, and optical physics (AMO), condensed matter physics (CM), quantum information, and/or quantum optics. The selected candidates will closely interact with Kaden Hazzard, Ana Maria Rey, and Murray Holland, and will have the opportunity to collaborate with condensed matter theorists Michael Hermele, Victor Gurarie, and Leo Radzihovsky, as well as with other active experimental and theoretical groups at NIST, JILA and the Physics department. Those interested in applying should download and complete the application form available at http://jila.colorado.edu/content/postdoctoral-research-associates, and send it (along with the requested supporting materials) to the Visiting Scientists Program Assistant. Initially, an unofficial copy of your graduate record is adequate. Three letters of recommendation are required. Please use the name, Murray Holland, in answering item 12. Additional information can be found at http://jila.colorado.edu/arey, and http://jila.colorado.edu/~kaha1718.
DEADLINE: Applications will begin to be reviewed on Dec 1, 2013. Applications submitted after December 1 will be considered until the position is filled. STARTING DATE: Any time after Jan 1 2014 but not later than Aug 1, 2014.
September 30, 2013: On behalf of the Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics Community (TAMOC), we, Svetlana Malinovskaya and Christian Buth (cochairs), would like to extend our congratulations to Ana Maria Rey for receiving a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, http://jila.colorado.edu/arey/news/2013/ana-maria-rey-named-2013-macarthur-foundation-fellow. Such a "genius grant" represents an extraordinary distinction that is based on excellent previous accomplishments and almost guarantees fabulous future work. We are delighted that again a researcher from the field of AMO has been chosen for this fellowship and, on behalf of the TAMOC, we wish Ana Maria Rey fortune in your future research.
April 15, 2013: New book Schrödinger's Killer App — Race to Build the World's First Quantum Computer by Jonathan P. Dowling, to be published May 02, 2013 by Taylor & Francis – 453 pages, http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9781439896730. Written by a renowned quantum physicist closely involved in the U.S. government’s development of quantum information science, Schrödinger’s Killer App: Race to Build the World’s First Quantum Computer presents an inside look at the government’s quest to build a quantum computer capable of solving complex mathematical problems and hacking the public-key encryption codes used to secure the Internet. The "killer application" refers to Shor’s quantum factoring algorithm, which would unveil the encrypted communications of the entire Internet if a quantum computer could be built to run the algorithm. Schrödinger’s notion of quantum entanglement—and his infamous cat—is at the heart of it all.
April 10, 2013: There will be session entitled “Theoretical atomic, molecular, and optical physics – current and future directions” at the 44th Annual DAMOP Meeting June 3–7, 2013 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada http://www.aps.org/units/damop/meetings/annual.
April 10, 2013: With the end of March, two AMO-related theory workshops sponsored by the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) came to a close. The first one, led by Tommaso Calarco, Ivan Deutsch, Gerard Milburn, and Birgitta Whaley, dealt with "Control of Complex Quantum Systems." The second was led by Lincoln Carr, Paul Julienne, Roman Krems, and Susanne Yelin about "Fundamental Science and Applications of Ultra-cold Polar Molecules." The workshops were twelve and ten weeks long each and consisted of 20+ mostly theory participants at any given time plus a number of experimental visitors. While the most time was given to unscheduled discussions and other free working time, each workshop offered about five talks per week and one or two scheduled discussions. Because of the obvious overlap of the two topics, many of the talks and discussions were joint between the two workshops. In addition, each workshop featured a one-week long conference. Both programs organized themselves using wikis that are now (still) publicly accessible. Nearly all talks are recorded and both the recordings and the slides are accessible. The wiki addresses are http://qcontrol13.wikispaces.com/home and http://coldmoles13.wikispaces.com. (The links inside are self-explanatory.) Judging from feedback, both KITP permanent personnel and participants from both workshops were very satisfied with the programs. It would be great if we, the TAMOC community, could have many more of those very productive workshops. We would therefore urge everybody to submit proposals for future workshops - or even better to team up and either consolidate or try to take advantage of parallel interactive topics as in this case. (This information is provided by Susanne Yelin)2012 News archive
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Contact the co-Chairs of TAMOC: Christian Buth (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany, phone: +49-89-32905-637, fax: +49-89-32905-200, email: christian.buth AT mpq.mpg.de, homepage: http:/www.christianbuth.name) and Svetlana Malinovskaya (Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, phone: +1-201-216-8094, fax: +1-201-216-5638, email: smalinov AT stevens.edu, homepage: http://www.stevens.edu/ultrafastcontrol)